More than a few of you have emailed me after having gone to see Harry Potter this past week – but not regarding Potter. You’re all talking about this commercial from the previews before the movie:
So, what do you think? There’s a whole lineup of “Hail to the V” commercials, with a talking hand that’s snort-worthy the first time you see it. And I’m all for appreciating and celebrating all things vagina. But I was almost disappointed it was for a product I wouldn’t use, and one that I’m suspicious of, since it uses scents to mask and generally disguise the actual vagina-ness of your friendly every day vagina, implying that soap isn’t enough. You need to make sure your downy curls and whatever else smell like blossoming concoctions of scent.
Whether folks are irritated and disgusted or totally falling-off-the-chair amused, I’m fascinated by how controversial this commercial is. Some people have emailed me laughing themselves silly, while others are irritated and angry that “hailing one’s V” involves making it smell like Summer’s Eve and Other Natural Scents like Tropical Rain or Island Splash (which, I believe, come from the same etymological origin as “one’s almighty awful yeast infection”).
So, welcome to a rather divisive Friday Video. What do you think?